Philadelphia – The Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council today announced its endorsement of Democratic candidate Joe Torsella for election to Pennsylvania State Treasurer.

“I am thankful and humbled to have the support of the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council,” said Joe Torsella. “I’ve had great working relationships with many members of the Council since my days as President of the National Constitution Center. I look forward to working with them in this campaign and in office to find solutions to the challenges we face of rebuilding our infrastructure, expanding access to affordable higher education and vocational training, and creating more financial security for hard-working Pennsylvanians.”

“We’re proud to stand with Joe Torsella. Many of our members have known Joe for nearly two decades, since he first turned things around at the National Constitution Center and brought that project to life,” said Frank A. Sirianni, President of the Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council. “Joe will be a strong advocate for working families throughout our Commonwealth. We look forward to having someone with Joe’s talent and integrity in the Treasurer’s office, and working with him to improve the state’s finances and economy.”

The Pennsylvania State Building & Construction Trades Council represents over a third of all construction workers in Pennsylvania and is made up of 16 Regional Council and more than 109 local unions from 15 International Building Trades Unions including the International Association of Bridges, the Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers, the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the Iron Ship Builders, the Blacksmiths, the Forgers and Helpers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, the International Union of Elevator Constructors, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the Laborers International Union of North America, the Operative Plasterers and Cement Mason’s International Union, the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and United Union of Roofers, and the Waterproofers and Allied Workers.